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On March 26, China launched its, and also the world’s, first renminbi-denominated crude oil futures. The debut appeared successful with 20M barrels of oil changed hands on average in each of the first two trading days. This represents 3%...
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended July 9, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures fell -2 661 contracts to 390 149 for the week. Speculative long positions dropped -7 484 contracts and shorts...
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 14, gold and silver futures surprisingly recorded NET SHORTS, as traders expected prices to weaken further. NET SHORT for for the former was 3 688 contracts,...
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended April 30, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures added +2 208 contracts to 589 388 for the week. Speculative long positions gained +1 530 contracts while shorts...
Crude oil prices have steadied after the sharp correction over the past 7 weeks. Supporting the recovery are hopes of OPEC or OPEC+ production cut next month. OPEC and non-OPEC producer would meet in Vienna on December 6, discussing...
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended February 18. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +14 995 contracts to 411 764 for the week. Speculative long positions dropped -5 903 contracts while shorts...
Falling for the first time in 3 weeks, NET LENGTH for gold futures declined -17 784 contracts to 335 865. According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended February 25, speculative long positions plunged -19...
Speculators were mixed over the energy complex in the week ended April 24. Net LENGTH for crude oil futures plunged -15 708 contracts from a week ago to 712 423. NET LENGTH of heating oil rose +6 420 contracts to...
Crude oil prices have declined for 6 consecutive weeks. A confluence of factor has triggered the sharp selloff: concerns that the slowdown of Chinese economic growth would accelerate, reports that Russia would not join OPEC to cut output further,...
Bets on oil and precious metals futures fell across the board. According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended March 17, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures jumped +52 840 contracts to 440 237 for...
Oil bulls are relieved after the OPEC/ non-OPEC decision on production. At the joint statement released on June 23, the oil producers announced that they would “strive to adhere to the overall conformity level, voluntarily adjusted to 100%, from...
Both oil benchmarks rallied for two days in a row. The front-month WTI crude contract has obviously outperformed, accumulating gains of 6.7% over the past two days. The Brent contract added +3.8% during the period. WTI's rally was driven...
Donald Trump confirmed that the US would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, an agreement reached in 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 (5 UNSC permanent members including US, France, Russia, UK, China + Germany) and the European Union. New...
WTI crude oil price continued to recover last week as increase in US inventory decelerated. The market also anticipated that demand would gradually improve amidst signs of stabilization in the coronavirus pandemic. However, caution is still warranted as storage...
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 8, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures slumped -34 234 contracts to 355 085 for the week. Speculative long positions added +5 454 contracts while shorts...
Expiring tomorrow (May 19), the front-month WTI crude contract continues to climb higher. At the time of writing this report, price is trading narrowly around US$30/bbl, up almost 50% from end of April. Recall that last month, the WTI...
Speculators were mixed over the energy complex in the week ended May 1. Net LENGTH for crude oil futures plunged -21 696 contracts from a week ago to 690 727. NET LENGTH of heating oil rose +4 341 contracts to...
Energy prices remained under pressure as US- China trade re-escalates. According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 13, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures increased +6 503 contracts to 382 144 for the...
Bets on higher gold price increased as worsening coronavirus pandemic intensified concerns over global recession. On the other hand, traders increased bets on both higher and lower crude oil prices, but the latter prevailed. The front-month WTI crude contract...
A day ahead of expiration, WTI crude oil futures for May delivery slumped into the negative territory for the first time on history. Plunging by over 100%, the May contract slumped to as low as US$ -40.32/bbl before settling...
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